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ITF-14 Carton Barcodes

An ITF-14 (also known as GTIN 14 or TUN) is a 14-digit code for the delivery box for a retail product. It is based on the retail product’s 13-digit or 12-digit barcode number. Purchase your ITF-14 Carton Code below.

We email the carton images to you in 4 formats immediately (jpeg, png, SVG & pdf).

Watch our short video to learn more about ITF-14 Carton Codes.

  • ITF-14 Barcodes

    ITF14 carton code
    Order your ITF-14 barcodes for your shipping cartons below.

    Please specify in the ‘additional information’ section what EAN-13 barcode you need the ITF-14 created from. Each EAN-13 code can create up to 9 ITF-14 carton codes.

    This service is automatic. If you supply valid EAN13 barcode numbers at the checkout page, our automation will create the ITF14 barcodes and email them to you in a few minutes.

    Are you using 12-digit UPC numbers? That’s no problem. Please add a leading 0 to the UPC numbers when entering the additional information box.

    If you are purchasing an EAN-13 barcode at the same time as an ITF-14 barcode, ignore the ‘additional information’ section (we will assign you an EAN-13 barcode and use that barcode to create the ITF-14 carton code images).

    ITF-14 barcode images are for the outside of a shipping carton containing a quantity of your retail product.
    The ITF-14 barcode is based on your EAN-13 retail barcode number.
    The ITF-14 barcode images are in standard size with four formats (.jpg, .pdf, .png, .svg).

    Please watch our short video on how carton codes work.

    Quantity Price per image
    1  $ 30
    2  $ 25 each
    3  $ 20 each
    4-9  $ 15 each
    10 – 19 $ 8 each
    20 – 49 $ 5 each
    50+ $ 2.50 each

    NOTE: ITF-14 barcodes are only for shipping cartons (or delivery boxes). They are not for use on retail products. If your carton is being sold at the retail level, you should use an EAN-13 retail barcode on the carton. NB: Other terms for ITF-14 barcodes are TUN codes, Shipping Container Codes (SCC-14), Carton Codes, or GTIN-14 barcodes.


How to use your ITF-14 Carton Code:

After we process your order, you will receive an email containing your ITF-14 Code images (similar to the barcode below):

ITF-14 Carton Code sample image (GTIN or TUN)

The ITF-14 barcode images will be sent in 4 different formats (jpeg, png, SVG & pdf), and they will be 157mm x 48mm in size. You can then put the ITF-14 Code onto your delivery carton.

Note: ITF-14 Codes are only for the outer shipping containers/cartons containing the retail products. They are not used on retail products themselves (all products for retail sale need EAN barcodes).

Some examples of how to use an ITF-14 code:

Scenario One:

If you were delivering cans of coconut milk to retail stores in cartons that contained 48 cans each, and these cans were to be sold separately (as individual cans), you would need:

1) One EAN barcode (e.g. ‘0123456789012’) to go onto each of the cans; and

2) One ITF-14 Code (based on your EAN barcode – i.e. ‘10123456789019’) to go onto each of the outer delivery cartons.

Scenario Two:

If your coconut milk cans were to be sold in retail stores both as individual cans and as 6-pack boxes of cans, then you would need:

1) Two different EAN barcodes (one to go onto the cans being sold individually and the other to go onto the 6-pack boxes). All products for retail sale (whether individual or sold in bulk) need EAN barcodes. You would also need:

2) Two ITF-14 carton codes (one based on each of the EAN barcode numbers). One ITF code will go on the delivery cartons that contain the individual cans. The other ITF-14 code will go on the delivery cartons that deliver the 6-pack boxes of cans.

Need help?

Here are some common questions:

It is best practice to get a different barcode for each product or product variation. This is because stores use barcodes for two primary purposes: 1. Barcodes are used for obtaining the price of the product when scanned at the checkout. 2. Barcodes are used for keeping track of stock and deciding when to reorder an item.

This means that if the retailers only use barcodes for option 1, you can get away with having the same barcode for 2 product variations (i.e. different colours of the same product). However, if the retailer uses barcodes for option 2, then a different barcode will be required for each product variation.

In general, retailers prefer to stock products that will be straightforward to manage. Some retailers may prefer not to stock products if they have to manually count how many are left of each size and reorder accordingly. Therefore it is recommended that you have a different barcode for each variation.

Yes, they will. We can supply EAN-13 Barcodes (worldwide use) and UPC-A Barcodes (the USA and Canada).
Our barcodes are accepted in most stores worldwide. However, there are a few exceptions. For further details, please see Barcode Acceptance.
ITF-14 Codes are 14-digit barcodes that go on the delivery containers for your retail products (they are based on the product’s EAN-13 barcode number)

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